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  • Hub by Premier Inn offers app control for your hotel room, opening 2014
    Apps

    Hub by Premier Inn offers app control for your hotel room, opening 2014

    By 2 July 2013

    Whitbread has launched a new concept in hotel rooms, known as Hub by Premier Inn. Although it's being termed a concept, Whitbread has committed to opening its first Hub by Premier Inn in London in summer 2014. The idea is to offer a compact hotel room...

  • LG bringing Smart TVs to UK hotels
    Televisions

    LG bringing Smart TVs to UK hotels

    By 15 October 2012

    Hotel rooms throughout the world could soon be fitted with LG’s Pro:Centric Smart Hotel TVs, providing guests with access to apps, a customisable user interface and the ability to stream content from compatible devices.  The LG LT760H series, and later...

  • Samsung Galaxy S III Holiday Inn app offers remote hotel Olympic experience
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy S III Holiday Inn app offers remote hotel Olympic experience

    By 25 July 2012

    Forty rooms at the Holiday Inn in Stratford, next to the London 2012 Olympic arena, have been made compatible with a new app available exclusively to Samsung Galaxy S III users. Once downloaded, the app will enable guests to control their room’s TV,...

  • Blink Booking mobile app delivers best possible deals on last-minute hotel bookings
    Apps

    Blink Booking mobile app delivers best possible deals on last-minute hotel bookings

    By 18 July 2012

    Need a room for the night but nothing booked? You want to download Blink Booking, an app that offers same-day hotel bookings from your mobile. The app can be downloaded to any iOS device or Android smartphone (an optimised Android tablet version is coming)...

  • Hotels.com App now available on Windows Phone 7
    Apps

    Hotels.com App now available on Windows Phone 7

    By 4 April 2012

    Attention all jetsetters, business people, philanderers and any other hotel frequenters. Hotels.com mobile app is now available on Windows Phone 7 devices. The app - which will you give you one night's free stay for every 10 nights you book through it...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Hotels.com HD review (iPad)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Hotels.com HD review (iPad)

    By 24 February 2012

    It's Friday. Wo-hoo! Maybe you've got a mental weekend lined-up with your buddies where you plan to intoxicate your body with a plethora of mind-bending chemicals (we mean more than two shandy halfs, of course). Or perhaps you're planning a quiet one,...

  • Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel
    Gadgets

    Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel

    By 17 October 2011

    It's not every day that you open the door to your toilet to watch it automatically opening its door for you, but then it's not every day you find yourself staying at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai. Being a journalist can be a pretty good gig from time...

  • Hotels to turn smartphones into room keys
    Gadgets

    Hotels to turn smartphones into room keys

    By 26 May 2010

    Global hotelier InterContinental is planning to trial a scheme at two of its Holiday Inn hotels, where guests can use a mobile phone app to unlock their rooms rather than using a key card. There will be a dedicated website where you'll have to register...

  • Sonic the Hedgehog rollercoaster to open at Alton Towers
    Gaming

    Sonic the Hedgehog rollercoaster to open at Alton Towers

    By 25 January 2010

    Sonic the Hedgehog fans have a new destination to head to in the UK as Alton Towers has revealed it is to open a Sonic-themed rollercoaster and hotel room. A new 3-year partnership deal kicks off the first time a video game character has had a "Ride and...

  • Hotel chain offers a Mac in every room
    Online

    Hotel chain offers a Mac in every room

    By 22 February 2008

    UK hotel chain the City Inn Group offers Apple fans an incentive to stay with them - by putting an iMac in every room of its hotels in Manchester and London. Hotel guestrooms are equipped with an 20-inch iMac including access to iLife, free high speed...

  • Travelodge trials spage-age PJs
    Gadgets

    Travelodge trials spage-age PJs

    By 6 February 2008

    These space-age-esque suits are high-tech pyjamas being trialled in a UK first, by budget hotel chain Travelodge. The result of a research, the customised therapeutic PJs are produced from a revolutionary fabric called "Dermasilk" which feels like a second...

  • CitizenM hotels launch gadget packed hotel room
    Gadgets

    CitizenM hotels launch gadget packed hotel room

    By 23 October 2007

    Checking into a hotel room in the future could be very different in the future thanks to a new hotel chain and Philips. Opening at Schiphol Airport in early 2008, the first implementation of the citizenM hotels (which stands for citizen mobile) promise...